Clay Buchholz
P BOS
1 month ago

The Red Sox picked up their 2017 option of $13.5 million for Buchholz's contract, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

On the surface, Buchholz's 2017 season looks vastly underwhelming, as he rounded out the year with a 4.78 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. However, he finished the season on a strong note and recorded an ERA of 2.86 and 3.14 in August and September, respectively.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
2 months ago

Following Sunday's game being postponed, Buchholz will pitch Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports

EDGE Analysis

Although the game was postponed a day, the Red Sox will send out their same scheduled starter for Monday's outing. Buchholz has a lofty 4.78 ERA and 1.33 WHIP for the year, but has shown improvement as of late. Across his last five starts, Buchholz has posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.14 and 1.15, respectively.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
2 months ago

Buchholz has been announced as the Red Sox's starting pitcher for Game 3 of their ALDS series with the Indians, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz spent a good portion of the season working out of the bullpen after struggling as a starter, but he rejoined the rotation late in the season and earned at least one postseason start by going 3-0 with a 3.14 ERA over five September starts. He faced the Indians twice during the regular season -- albeit during his rough patch to open the campaign -- and did not fare well, giving up eight earned runs in 10 innings (7.20 ERA) over two starts.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
2 months ago

Buchholz continued his masterful work, throwing seven shutout frames in a no-decision against the Yankees on Wednesday. He allowed just one hit, struck out six and walked two.

EDGE Analysis

Boston didn't grab the lead until the eighth, as the game remained scoreless until then, so Buchholz wasn't in line for the win, but the Red Sox bullpen blew the game in the ninth anyway. Since allowing six runs against Toronto on Sept. 11, Buchholz has allowed just three runs over 19 frames, and actually, he owns a 2.63 ERA since Aug. 13, and that even includes the outing where he yielded six runs. He's extremely hot heading into October.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
3 months ago

Buchholz (8-10) pitched seven beautiful frames, holding the Orioles to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four in the victory.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz threw 63 percent of his pitches for strikes, inducing eight swings and misses, in his longest outing of the year since capturing his first win back on May 4. The veteran right-hander has now won three straight decisions, and Buchholz has managed five quality outings in his last six starts sating back to Aug. 18. He's slated to make his next start at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
3 months ago

Buchholz (7-10) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks in a 7-4 win over the Yankees Friday

EDGE Analysis

Friday's outing was a strong rebound for Buchholz after getting shelled for six runs in three innings in his previous start. While it's been another up-and-down season for the 32-year-old right-hander as he fluctuates between the bullpen and a spot starter role, his pitching has improved notably over the second half, with his 4.08 ERA and 1.21 WHIP down from 5.91 and 1.49, respectively.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
3 months ago

Buchholz allowed six runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three over three innings in Boston's wild 11-8 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz had pitched well over the past six weeks as both a starter and reliever, but Sunday was his worst effort since his resurrection in late July. He'll continue to start in place of Steven Wright, whose right shoulder has improved but not to the point where he's throwing. Unless the Red Sox want to go with lefty Henry Owens for a start -- highly unlikely, given his 7.79 MLB ERA this season -- they're stuck with Buchholz until Wright is ready.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
3 months ago

Buchholz (6-10) allowed just one run on eight hits and struck out six over 6.2 innings in a win Tuesday over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Buchholz's continues to pitch well in fill-in duty, and this excellent outing will do wonders for Red Sox fans' confidence in him should Steven Wright's shoulder injury keep him out of action. In three starts since Buchholz lost his regular rotation spot July 2, he has allowed just three runs with an 18:2 K:BB over 19 innings. His ERA is still an ugly 4.99, but in this form he could be worth a gamble for teams looking for a spark plug to a late run for glory.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
3 months ago

Buchholz has been confirmed as the Red Sox's starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being exiled from the rotation earlier this season, Buchholz will regain a starting spot with Steven Wright dealing with a shoulder problem that could threaten his availability for the final month of the campaign. Wright is set to receive an evaluation within the next few days while the Red Sox remain in San Diego, so Buchholz should soon gain some further clarity on his role the rest of the way. The matchup with the light-hitting Padres is a good one on paper for Buchholz, but the right-hander's crooked numbers as a starter this season (5.63 ERA/5.68 FIP in 88 innings) make him a risky roll of the dice in both season-long and DFS formats.

Clay Buchholz
P BOS
3 months ago

Buchholz will likely start Tuesday in San Diego, CSNNE's Sean McAdam reports.

EDGE Analysis

Steven Wright's shoulder is still an issue, so he will need to be skipped at least one more time in the rotation. Buchholz allowed just two runs while striking out 12 over 12.1 innings in his last two fill-in starts, and given the matchup, he makes for an intriguing streaming option Tuesday.